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Orrville Courier Crescent (Newspaper) - August 19, 1968, Orrville, Ohio Century of Service To Eastern Wayne OHIO 44667; SEPTEMBER 19, 1968 CENTS A 100No. 8 Town Timepiece Relegated To D D. Native Is Named General Sales Manager For Allen D. Matson a native of has been named to the post of general sales manager for both Crown Steel Products and DEK Manufacturing divisions of Allen Electric and Equipment Co. Crown Steel manufactures truck cab components and special van while DEK specializes in custom fiberglas Matson served the past 16 with Truck and Coach Division of General Motors Corp. During his GMC he held many sales including sales engineer and supervisor of sales Before joining he was operations supervisor in the GMC sales distribution graduate of Michigan State University and a member of the First Presbyterian Mr. Matson is married and the father of two What is 55 years has four five-foot the same number of four-foot a zillion wheels and and a brass bell that weighs 1,190 It has spent many of its years in retirement under a layer of dust in a Pine Street it's the town of It bears little resemblance to the large timepiece on the Savings Bank which lias faithfully flashed both time and temperature with dozens of tiny bright lights for 15 Such an amazingly accurate electronic device was unheard of when our clock made its debut in 1913. for all its intricacy and the modern clock lacks something which made its predecessor dear to the hearts of many residents formal notification of the beginning of each When the clock looked out over the budding community from its tower atop Town it would announce the incoming hour with the clear ring of the massive So huge was the brass bell that on fair days its tolling could reportedly be heard as far away as clock was given to the town in 1913 by Jacob Stauffer in memory of his as she was known to all her operated a very successful millinery and store in and her death was felt deeply by many of the town's Jake decided to present something b y which everyone could remember and thought a bell ringing each hour would be quite To Special Session After Equalization final protests on proposed water line installation on North Crown Hill Road scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p. m. in Council City Council advanced plans for a special meeting September 30 to hasten expected three-man assessment equalization board heard a majority of objections to the 10-inch installation on August 26, but illness prevented at least one resident from 2 Councilman Pete objection to the between board but City Law Director Richard Wagner noted the excuse was and Herm councilman - at - have a tremendous obligation to these had passed a resolution of necessity July 15 to initiate Estimated total cost at that time was the city paying Public and the property or per front the special the intended project would Support Was Serviceman son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom has been home since September 6 after four years service with the U. S. Air and he has expressed appreciation t o all area people who sent packages and other items to servicemen and to him while he was in Da for a responded very well to request for articles to give children of Vietnam at Christmas and and it was an encouragement to him and other servicemen in Vietnam to know the people back home were supporting them so Youth Home After Three C. 527 W. Church reported as missing since was located near about 2 p. m. Tuesday by members of the 18-year-old OHS sophomore was traveling on and he explained to his parents that he had experienced a personal problem that had to be worked out Parents had last seen the boy Saturday evening as he departed for at Mabel's Gift Shop on October 14. 17, 21 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Call 2-7981 an additional extending construction into December and creating problems of line Council passage of necessary legislation would be followed by two weeks of legal advertising of awarding a and at least two to three weeks to complete the job after crews finally said James Municipal Utilities Robert Myers read a letter f r Charles president of Orrville Bronze and commending the city police department and individual officers for thwarting a May 8 at his firm on North Main suspect was apprehended in the immediate and is now serving a term in Ohio while a second implicated in the crime is being held in Cuyahoga County on other Johnson will head a committee of his choice to the Chamber of Commerce on appropriate signs at entrances to the city and at Ohio Route 5 and US 30, and with a thorough study of what is no action is expected in the next two-three L. Fletcher recommended removal of parking meters on West Church from Main to with the motion approved by M r. Fletcher then questioned Engineer Barry Baker on status of proposed paving of the Meadow Manor sector in the west a recent topic of but Mr. Baker only indicated for review will be ready the first of the year or Senior Lass Rates National Merit senior Jane who plans to attend Ohio State University next Fall to major in secondary has been named a in the National Merit Scholarship daughter of Mrs. Martha Williams of 806 S. and the late Dr. Robert H. a prominent area is a member of the National Honor College Athletic Association and She is a member of United Methodist and regards piano as her principal hobby and of such a large expensive item was a major in those and its dedication received much The August 12, 1913, Courier had a front-page story about the which included the following 7 o'clock p. m. August 7, 1913, the new town donated to the village of Orrville by Mr. Jacob B. Stauffer in memory of his Martha J. announced itself in operation by striking 'the enough either unknown by the writer or tactfully the bell was not that It had been announced beforehand that clock would operate the first time to summon to the evening band concert August 7. Several men hired to install it had worked feverishly that day to ready the but as tbe appointed hour they knew it would not be done on sizing up the j one sly workman found an Orrville Frank Olin died earlier this year in where he had resided for some and made a bargain with him to solve the Frank climbed up into the bell tower at a flashlight signal from the ground at exactly seven struck the bell seven times with a The crowd cheered and not realizing the bell hadn't rung under its own and the grateful workman paid Frank from that hour until the clock was Frank was the town's official secret It is rumored that Frank carved some kind of identification on the inside of the bell that but until someone moves the huge brass no one will know for few people actually remember Jake As far as we can he bad no regular He helped his wife in her store from time to but spent many of his days in the general store just talking and catching up on the latest was a real individual either he loved you or he hated there was no middle-of-the-road opinion on Much of his income must have come from renting two properties which lie owned in the business district Stauffer buildings how house Reynolds Drug and the Ben Franklin At that rent of a month could easily support a man and his and the Stauffers had two such buildings plus the millinery Gordon Hostetler said the citizens committee for urban renewal meet Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in Council chambers with Consultant Gerry Hinton and Council Chairman Panyard to explore initial ideas for downtown and residential safety service announced concrete for a second basketball court at Orr Park would be poured this and a consultant was scheduled to be in the city Tuesday to discuss plans for a 200-bed disaster from the federal plan was first presented by Civil Defense Director Ralph but about 7,530 cubic feet is needed for No location of that size is now with a possible alternative available following construction of a new City Lacy detailed progress of a sanitary sewer on North area designated following a public hearing and Council on September 3. Crown Steel is also considering extension of water lines from North School to North Elm to complete a according to Mr. with and Board of Education properties also 60 per cent of the city has received new street Mr. Specht with Oak and Paradise next on tbe President A1 Beck recommended additional study of yield signs as a possible substitute for stop as proposed by Paul L. senior of Police William Stacker that lack of viewing distance handicapped such a venture in many and one councilman voiced that majority of yield signs appear as autos enter one-way streets or highways at an angle rather than open Leather for Men at Dick franchised 8 University of Akron at OHS announces two Counseling and Admission Sessions for the Fall 1968: Sept. 24, and Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rooms 165 and 167 remove the town and the building was demolished a short time was to be done with the town clock which had been an integral part of Orrville for 15 Planning and construction of the new building took place during the and therefore all were shaved from a new bell tower was classified as an City Council decided that such a costly expenditure could not be so the bell and was banished to a city there it has been ever such a grand object could not be completely forgotten for 40 and there was least oite serious attempt to save he bell and return it to its rightful years Charles brother of the man who had taken the clock down in 1928, tried to revive the He moved it its spidery corner in the city garage to the Davault showroom on North Main in about two had the entire device in working order one vital part of the the huge could not be careful a local jeweler estimated the cost of a new pendulum that size would be But what would a mere be to improve tbe bell so that it could be put into use once again? Not unless you as one city official that it might cost as much as to erect a proper tower on Page 12 SEEN A JOLLY GREEN GIANT - SIZE That's all that's missing from this dusty assortment of wheels and cables when really make the old town clock Lengthy Meeting For Board Of died shortly before 1920 exact date can be leaving the huge clock to remind the town of the Stauffer In the it was decided that the old Town which had served since 1882, should be razed to make way for a new On September 4, 1928, John LeChot was given Two Days Registering At Kent State University Academic Center here is holding late registration this week for certain selected graduate and undergraduate to Educational Education 652, is open to teachers and administrators in the Wayne County This graduate class will be on Thursdays only from 6:30 to 9 p. m. beginning September 26. limited number of undergraduate courses remain open if students interested will phone or visit the Center office at North Ella Director Marvin who expects a 25 per cent increase in student enrollment by the opening of classes on September 23, may be contacted at 682-5946 for additional Counseling is available by Counseling And Admission of Akron at OHS will hold two counseling and admission sessions for the 1968 Fall quarter next Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 p. m. in Rooms 105 and 167. Courses to be offered this Fall include Data Processing I and Computer Science you tried Bun's new Better get some The Kodak Color and Black and White Film at Dick Photo Dept. You may win an electric multitude of small items and lengthy discussion carried the Board of Education into another extended session Monday with official a Booster Club and policy revision highlighting the monthly industrial arts instructor at the junior Donald junior high evening and Joseph bus were officially added to the All have been on duty since September 3. Superintendent Richard Thomas reported work on replacing North School roof had been completed by Edwards Roofing and Heating at a cost of representing seven year's service on a 20-year roofing roof has been patched repeatedly during the past several with a great deal of damage done to interior ceilings when heavy rains opened new a complete study of the cause of breakdown by William and the roofing companies Edwards Roofing officials and Dykes agreed to accept major share of replacement at a cost of Donley Co. will replace damaged ceiling tile and cost of cleaning and painting of walls and other tile will be borne by of stating it had purchased the Chamberlain farm and was interested in developing it into multi - family firm indicated a parcel would be available to thp Board if At one Board had considered the site as possible location of a new junior high Sufficient action was taken on a Max Morrison proposal to accept responsibility for operation of a local Head Start Mr. Morrison is director of Community Action Commission for Ashland and Wayne reported on progress of a policy statement revision which led to a lengthy discussion of what members wanted letter was read from the development firm of Alleu representing the Booster indicated the club would purchase mat covers for six mats at the junior high for the wrestling program in conjunction with Athletic would donate half toward a scoreboard for the junior high if the Board would pay for the other half of a The mat donation would be voted to share cost of the and expressed its appreciation for the gift from the organizations and junior high final check for was received from the Fred Reufer bringing the total to Interest from the memorial gift is to be used for a scholarship for a graduating senior each of recommendation of the State Department of Special Board authorized Mrs. Neda coordinator and special education instructor at the high to require each student in her program to set up a savings account under her six students are participating in the of working half days and attending classes the other Smith Buehler's Mart and Ross Sod Farm are local firms cooperating in the Two students are employed in the school cafeteria Howard reported a total of 1,426 students enrolled in elementary 666 at 399 at North and 393 at Junior high has 423, and 574 are enrolled at the senior high Eighty-seven are in special making a total of 2,510 Show Saturday At Frontier will sponsor its last fun show of the season Saturday at 4 p. m. at Frontier Arena on Ohio Route 94, five miles northeast of this trophies will be awarded at the end of each Bob Buchanan streaks through the outstretched arm of Don ner to score this icing what eventually turned into a 37-0 rout the Game story is on Page 8.
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